High blood pressure: How to check your reading at home without equipment

How can you know for sure what your actual reading is without equipment? High blood pressure means a person’s blood pressure is consistently too high and signifies that their heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood around the body. The condition, if left untreated, could lead to life-threatening diseases such as heart […]

High blood pressure at the doctor’s office but not at home? – White-Coat Hypertension

Known as white-coat hypertension, this common condition may raise heart risks if left untreated. Medical appointments make most people feel at least a little bit anxious. But for some, that stress may trigger a temporary rise in blood pressure. If their blood pressure is normal at home and in other nonmedical settings, they have what’s […]

Road To Recovery: Beating Heart Failure And Coming Out On Top

We’re back with Part 2 of Suzanne’s truly inspiring story, focusing on her recovery after her heart episode. For those readers just joining us, learn more about Suzanne’s story here. MOCACARE: What have you had to change about your lifestyle after your open-heart surgery? Suzanne: Around June of last year, I finally reached total clarity and […]

Heart-to-Heart – Life Fighter & Heart Failure, Triple-Bypass Survivor: Meet Suzanne

Continuing our Heart-to-Heart series — a conversation that tells the stories of those living with heart disease — today, we are so excited to bring you the incredibly inspiring story of Suzanne, an accomplished artist, world traveler, hospitality professional, and women’s health advocate who has regained full control of her health after surviving both Congestive […]

Heart-to-Heart – Living with Familial DCM: Meet Allison Trimble

Statistics tell us that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. We also know that heart disease is responsible for 1 in 3 deaths, and that over 375,000 people die from heart disease everyday. 1 While heart health statistics are crucial, we often forget the names […]